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Tiffin Sambar (Mung Dal) - South Indian Lentils

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The mung dal sambar is often served for breakfast along with idlis , topped with ghee if you like ....yummmm .This sambar strikes perfect combination with dosas,idli,pongal and hence also is known as tifffen sambar. Have a look how to prepare this.
Ingredients
  Mung dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato 1 Large, chopped
  Shallot 12 Small, peeled
  Dried red chilies 4 Large (for the masala)
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon (for the masala)
  Fenugreek seed 1 Teaspoon (for the masala)
  Chana dal 2 Tablespoon (Bengal gram dal (for the masala))
  Coconut pieces 2 Tablespoon (for the masala)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 10 Medium
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon (stems and leaves)
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Wash the mung dal well.
2.Soak the tamarind in half a cup of water.

MAKING
3.In a pressure cooker, add a cup and half of water and the mung dal.
4.Add the turmeric powder and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
5.Dry roast the ingredients for the masala on a low flame.
6.Blend all the ingredients for the masala and the coconut along with a little water. Keep aside.
7.In a medium sauce pan, add the vegetable oil.
8.Temper with mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
9.Add asafoetida and curry leaves.
10.Drop the peeled shallots and the tomatoes.
11.Season with salt. Sauté everything together.
12.Pour in about 3 cups of water.
13.Add the tamarind pulp to it.
14.Let it come to a rolling boil.
15.Add the cooked dal and mix it in. Let it cook for 15 minutes.
16.Throw in the cilantro.
17.Add the blended masala paste.
18.Stir in to mix the paste and adjust the dal to your desired consistency by adding water if necessary.

SERVING
19.Serve with your choice of South Indian breakfast items like idli, dosa, upma or the likes of it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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